Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, boycotted the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council.
The event which also witnessed a book launch in honour of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was snubbed by Wike’s loyalists.
According to The PUNCH, Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, who are all believed to be loyal to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, were reported to be absent from the Party event.
The PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu was also absent from the event.
According to the Deputy National Chairman (North), Umar Damagum, Ayu was said to be absent due to illness.
However, there were other PDP governors present who were believed to be supportive of the party’s presidential candidate.
They include Governors Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State; Diri Duoye of Bayelsa State; Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State; Darius Ishaku of Taraba State; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State; and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
The Delta State governor and running mate to Atiku, Ifeanyi Okowa, was also present at the event.